Sound Check: Andrew Scotchie of The River Rats

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Blues and roots-rock collective River Rats started as a duo and quickly expanded to a six-piece. And, although they’re relatively new on the local music scene, the band will be playing the Friday night opening slot at DIG Festival (on the Asheville Music Hall stage).

Here, Scotchie plays “Tired Soul” and talks about the evolution of his band, their recent Barnaroo Bootleg release (which will be available at the Friday show) and Scotchie’s DIG Fest picks.

Andrew Scotchie of the River Rats talks with Alli Marshall for Mountain Xpress from Jesse Hamm on Vimeo.

See our complete DIG Fest coverage, including interview with The Enemy Lovers and Old North State, in our Aug. 14 print issue and online.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts writer and editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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